For 77 years, the Elgin Master Chorale has been inspiring and changing lives through music! We are grateful for generous donors, like you, who have ensured our success season after season.
November ushers in a Season of Generosity that continues into December and coincides with the National Day of Giving on November 28. During this time, we humbly ask you to make a gift to EMC. The process to donate is simple, and you don’t have to wait until November 28th to give!
As a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation, EMC relies almost entirely on contributions, and Giving Tuesday is a significant fundraiser for us. Our community of members and supporters raised nearly $23,000 last year, with generous support from a matching grant from the Trustees of the Florence B. and Cornelia A. Palmer Foundation.
We hope to raise even more this year as our expenses have increased due to inflation. The Palmer Foundation will offer a match of $13,500 for this season’s Giving Tuesday campaign. If you made a gift in 2022 and your heart and budget will allow, please consider increasing your gift by ten percent. And if you didn’t donate last season, please contribute this year. We need you!
Furthermore, if you work for a company with a philanthropic matching gift program, you can significantly increase your individual impact! Contact your employer’s HR office to see if they offer such a program.
Whether you donate $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, your contribution is vital to the success of our 2023-24 season and beyond. With your gift, we can:
- Continue to collaborate with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.
- Perform innovative choral music and classical masterworks.
- Fund the Elgin Youth Choir for children in grades two through twelve.
- Present a free Educational Connections concert for school children in Elgin and the Fox Valley.
- Offer a vigorous community outreach program where we sing gratis at Gail Borden Public Library, the Elgin Hispanic Network, City of Elgin Events, and more.
Thank you for being a vital part of our community and helping us to fulfill our mission of creating and performing beautiful choral excellence with passionate excellence.